After Lineker described the late 2-1 win against Tunisia as "exceptional", a 6-1 thrashing of Panama was never going to be anything less.
Although the pace understandably settled in the second-half, Harry Kane did push himself into pole position for the Golden Boot with five goals.
Manchester United star Jesse Lingard started and scored for England in their second match in the World Cup which came against the physical Panama. A header from a corner by John Stones, a penalty from Kane and a handsome strike from the edge of the box by Jesse Lingard set them on their way.
In Russia, England has been trying to cast aside the negativity of the past while remolding the image of the team on and off the field.
"In Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod everything was great".
England picked up where it left off in Volgograd, with a corner from Kieran Trippier headed into the net in the eighth minute.
Harry Kane's third goal after scoring twice from two awarded penalties in the first half was a blinding volley from quite a few yards away from the box, flying past the Panama goalie. It wasn't Kane on the end this time but Stones, who was left unmarked to score his first global goal.
Hewn from the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, that bodes well for the some 2,500 supporters who have made the trip to Russian Federation.
The fourth goal was the culmination of a well-worked free kick with Sterling's close-range header parried by goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.
England were 5-0 up at halftime after taking full advantage of a poor Panamanian defence. This Panama team wouldn't sit well in our non-league in England, they're that bad, ' he said. Kane scored another penalty just before halftime.